With so many Panther teams on the road this weekend, it's up to the UPEI Women's and Men's Hockey teams to defend the home turf. Here are your Panther home games for the weekend of October 27–29.
UPEI Men's Hockey is seeking redemption at home after a pair of losses on the road. The action begins Friday at 7:00 pm in MacLauchlan Arena when the Panthers take on Saint Mary's University. The men took a tough 8–2 loss to SMU just a week earlier.
"We are looking forward to this weekend to get back on track, and back to playing the way we need to play in order to win in this league," said coach Forbes MacPherson. "We have had a good week of practice, and we are still focusing on the process, looking to get better."
Saturday at 2:00 pm, UPEI Women's Hockey gets another shot at Mount Allison, after an exciting 4–3 win over the Mounties last weekend. Coach Bruce Donaldson expects another close game, with Mount A hungry for revenge.
"Our team needs to continue to develop an identity and build towards playing a full sixty minutes of hockey," he said. "We need to be more engaged at both ends of the rink, let each other do their jobs, and believe in the systems we're putting in place. Last Sunday's game was very tight. Mount A will be looking to gain back the two points. This is an important game for both teams."
The men hit the ice again Saturday at 7:00 pm, this time with a rematch against Acadia University. The Panthers dropped a game 6–0 to the Axemen just last week. MacPherson believes his young team is up for the challenge.
Even mid-fall, the Panther Package is a deal that can't be beat. For just $75, the Panther Package gives you admission to every home game for UPEI Women's and Men's Basketball, and UPEI Women's Hockey. Head to gopanthersgo.ca and click on 'tickets'!
And don't forget season tickets for UPEI Men's Hockey! Your $190 dollars gives you a reserved seat, 15 individual tickets, 2-for-1 golf at Fox Meadows Golf and Country Club (until May 31, 2018), a 10% discount card at Source for Sports, 2-for-1 large pizza for the year at Domino's, and a $50 discount towards your Panther Package!
Remember, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let's fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!